Report on Business Management Microsoft

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT2Question 1Mentoring is an important role played by the management of every organization. Unlikein the traditional mentoring where the process had to be conducted on a one on one basis thingshave changed with the current technological changes. Conventional mentoring refers to thetraditional form of mentoring where the mentors had to have a formal or informal one on onesitting with their mentees for the entire mentoring program (Iomaire, 2008). An Intel organizationis a good example of a company that uses conventional mentoring programs, but still manages tosuccessfully mentor their employees (Firth et al, 2017, p. 6). This has resulted to vastopportunities which organization and their employees are taking advantage.Examples of these opportunities include peer mentoring which involves an organizationpicking one or a few employees, trains them to become expertise then assigns them a group oftheir colleagues to a mentor. This type of relationship does not base its functionality onhierarchies rather it is only meant to create a reciprocated learning environment for the entireorganization. As Firth et al (2017, P. 8) explain, peer mentoring is currently being applied by theMicrosoft group in their attempts to successfully recruit new employees. In comparing the two, itcan be said that the peer relationship mentoring is more popular than the conventional mentoringin a number of ways. To begin with, peer relationship mentoring widens the learning groundsbecause several peers can be used as mentoring experts unlike traditionally where the role wasassigned to a single mentor. Second, there is room for diversification of knowledge due to theinvolvement of a number of persons in the mentoring program (Gladwell & White, 2016). Third, apeer mentoring might be more successful than conventional mentoring as most employees aremore willing to listen to fellow collogues than they may listen to a person from a higher rank. On
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT3the other hand, conventional mentoring overpowers peer mentoring based and the experiencelevel of mentors.Peer relationship mentors are less experienced and might not mentor the employeesbeyond the levels of their received training. While peer relationship mentoring model allowsroom for development of peer relationships, the conventional mentoring model allowsdevelopment of close personal relationship between the mentee and the mentor. As a result,employees can learn from their mentors even beyond the intended mentoring program.Conventional mentoring can be revolutionized to fit in today’s first changing work environmentsby incorporating modernized programs (Smith, 2015, p. 298). An Intel Company has managed toremain current despite their traditional mentoring model application. Conventional mentoring attimes faces the limitation of mentor availability. This is because the number of mentors is usuallylimited this is unlike the case of a company that uses peer relationship mentors where several areavailable at any given time. Finally, peer mentoring creates a wide ground for networking.(Johnson, 2001) For instance, Microsoft is using their current workforce to reach out to otherpotential young people working in other organizations. It also enables the company to learn thestrategies and performance procedures applied by other organizations, hence offering them amore competitive advantage. Unlike the Intel organization, Microsoft group keeps all their staffengaged and none of them feels left out in the overall running of the organization.Question 2A system Map is a diagram that gives a visual representation of a service technical basedorganization revealing the companies’ business actors, the existing links between actors, andhow materials, energy, information, and funds flow through the entire organizational system.Below is a sample of a System Map for McDonalds, which is used in maintaining a company’s
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